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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:18 PM
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Posted By spiral
I always think of these ones as Kurdish...

I always think of these ones as Kurdish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:48 PM
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Posted By spiral
Indeed.. It seemed due to circumstances beyond...

Indeed..

It seemed due to circumstances beyond Berkleys control that IKRHS was about to become null & void.

So I thought if all is lost at IKRHS, I move all my photos to another file.

And then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 03:28 PM
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Posted By spiral
Glad it helped.

Glad it helped.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 12:09 AM
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Posted By spiral
Absolutely stunning! Lovely piece!

Absolutely stunning! Lovely piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 12:09 AM
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Posted By spiral
Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 12:06 AM
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Posted By spiral
Unusual & interesting item! Ive never seen...

Unusual & interesting item!

Ive never seen anything like it. {Not that means anything..}

But if you ask the dealers at Aoi Art by email at info@aoijapan.jp They should know.

There the true...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By spiral
Ive noticed many countries have laws regarding...

Ive noticed many countries have laws regarding weapons import inc. Oz., not many have laws regarding single edged " old agricultural working tools" like kukri for instance.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 09:23 AM
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Posted By spiral
some are some are not... Each item needs to be...

some are some are not... Each item needs to be appraised individually.

my above post was talking about the cleaned up complete tulwars one often sees, In the UK some dealers have them put them in...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2015, 10:26 PM
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Posted By spiral
Lovely item, clearly once a great piece but when...

Lovely item, clearly once a great piece but when & who excavated it? Does it have provenance or is it just sellers paint on the blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By spiral
Nice pieces Roy, & fascinating to see Ians...

Nice pieces Roy, & fascinating to see Ians old book ref. describing them!

Well done Ian! The old drawing ,pics & catalogues so often have the answers!

As for your knife Roy, it certainly looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By spiral
In UK the dealers in such things normally import...

In UK the dealers in such things normally import such items in bulk in polished & cleaned condition, with cheap modern scabbards, imported with paperwork as reproductions, I am under the impression...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 09:44 AM
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Posted By spiral
Lovely piercing work on your sword Bandook, any...

Lovely piercing work on your sword Bandook, any chance of a close up?

Also what sort of burl/burr is the table top, it looks a good one!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 09:38 AM
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Posted By spiral
California calling? Further ivory & Rhino...

California calling? Further ivory & Rhino horn laws proposed in the sunshine state.

It seems Californian legislature may be further tightening up their ivory laws, as they believe 90% percent of ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By spiral
Your theory is correct, the difference between...

Your theory is correct, the difference between craftsman & idiots operating a dremel is clear to see to anyone with experience of genuine pieces though.
;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By spiral
Could you provide an illustration or three from...

Could you provide an illustration or three from these new & old books, please Kuber? Not everyone may have them to hand. :shrug:

Has the script been translated? That may prove interesting!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By spiral
Definably bone. ;) I like the distal taper on...

Definably bone. ;)

I like the distal taper on the blade that & the central fuller together that would make for a highly practical blade! [Assuming the steel is good.}

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2015, 10:07 PM
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Views: 408
Posted By spiral
Yours is cruder & includes high speed miss...

Yours is cruder & includes high speed miss cuts ...

But What is the provenance of those other pieces that your using to authenticate yours as looking similar??

Comparing multiple potentially...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By spiral
That's different Rrent. What makes you think...

That's different Rrent.

What makes you think "Ancient" though?

To my eye Those "letters" are clearly cut with a high speed spinning grind wheel. :shrug: {Similar to Dremel etc.}

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By spiral
I can see from scabbard that its intended to be...

I can see from scabbard that its intended to be carried , but could it have originally been an amputation knife? Many have similar shaped blades.

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By spiral
At least 5 days at - 20c normally does it,...

At least 5 days at - 20c normally does it, although some museums say should then be thawed out of another 5 days then another 5 day freeze.

Watch out for condensation pooling on thawing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By spiral
Lovely grain on the rhino horn. Have you treated...

Lovely grain on the rhino horn.

Have you treated it to make sure any dermistids are dead?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By spiral
Sorry chaps , I was working from the gestalt of...

Sorry chaps , I was working from the gestalt of the piece & others from the same origin not an identical & exact specimen to the line drawing...

But of course you mileage may vary.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 09:59 PM
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Posted By spiral
mmm that's strange.... :shrug:

mmm that's strange.... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By spiral
Kabui dancing dao page. 58 & fig. 34 Rawson...

Kabui dancing dao page. 58 & fig. 34 Rawson "The Indian sword."

Doesn't need a ferrule its for dancing..... {from the Kabui tribe, Assam/Burma regions...} :)

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By spiral
Isnt there a blade like this in Rawsons work a ...

Isnt there a blade like this in Rawsons work a Burmese dao/dha of some sort? :shrug:

Also the hilt may not be original & may once of had a bolster/ferrule?

spiral
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